Alongside the launch of the new P40 series, Huawei Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu released an update on the current situation about the company’s software ambitions with its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) suite.
Huawei has recently be busy with its alternatives to Google Mobile Services (GMS) which include the AppGallery store, Huawei Video, Huawei Music and Huawei Wallet. All these are now being used by over 400 million monthly active users across 170 countries.
Also, Yu boasted that the platform now have over 1.3 million developers on board making apps, games and other software tools for Huawei devices. It is also collaborating with both global and local partners to provide tailored content for its users. An example given on stage is the collaboration with UK news and sports media outlets like The Sunday Times, News UK and Talksport.
As per expanding its video content library, Huawei is in partnership with the likes of Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount, BBC Studios and other premium content channels.
As for music, Huawei is partnering the Warner Music Group, Sony Music and Universal Music Group among others.
Richard Yu also reiterated the company’s willingness to partner with more app developers and warmly invited them to join the ranks of the HMS Ecosystem.
Though these are all interesting moves by Huawei in order to offer alternatives solutions to Google’s established app ecosystem, only time will tell if Huawei’s ambitions are going to make for a true contender.